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The Blob - North Face Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 4,200'
Location: 34.01868, -116.16457 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: C Miller, M.Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: C Miller on Oct 16, 2007
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The bong 5.4 Brians first climb outside!

Description 

Overlooking Steve Canyon and the Outback is this shady, low-angled face which is home to a number of easy to moderate routes from 5.4 to 5.10+. The Bong (5.4) with it's smooth jams and fun roof is the best and most popular route on this side of the rock.

Getting There 

The easiest approach is the same as the west face - by following a well defined trail that leads from the Intersection Rock parking lot past the west face of the Old Woman and into Steve Canyon and the Outback. Once below the west face head for a gully (better yet the slab right of it) just right of where Hobbit Roof (5.10d) is located and then follow it easily to the base of the north face.

Climbing Season



Weather station 10.0 miles from here

6 Total Climbing Routes

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Classic Climbing Routes in The Blob - North Face

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Blob - North Face:
The Bong   5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
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The Bong 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : The Blob - North Face
Approach: Probably several. The easiest I've found is to locate Hobbit Roof at the base of the backside (west face) of The Blob. From here, scramble up gully to the right to the base of the route.At 5.4, The Bong is a fantastic first trad lead and as well as an excellent free-solo. It offers excellent jams and is easy to protect. The crux is a small "roof". Beyond the crux, the angle lessens and it's straight-in jamming to the top. Once on top, a large boulder sits directly in-line with th...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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